The Justice Film Festival
November 13-16, 2019
The Justice Film Festival inspires justice seekers by presenting films of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in their issues and geography. The seventh annual Justice Film Festival will return to the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture November 12-16, 2019 As always, this year’s event will include feature films, documentaries, and shorts from both well-known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on social justice.
Please note: Screening times and films subject to change.
Wednesday, November 13 @ 7pm
Check back for the opening night film to be announced soon!
Thursday, November 14 @ 11am
In The Pursuit, professional musician turned intrepid economist Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world, starting with those at the margins of society? His journey takes him through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona, and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery. Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.
Friday, November 15 @ 7pm
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., longtime president of Notre Dame, was a formidable Catholic leader at a tumultuous time in our nation’s history. This documentary explores his role in advancing the causes of peace and equal rights for all people alongside 20th century giants.
Saturday, November 16 @ 1pm
Join us for an evening of powerful short films that examine timely moral issues and represent diverse cinematic voices related by shared affirmations of the dignity of every human person, through a lens of conscience and compassion, including New York premieres of This Is My Home and Ashes to Ashes.
Saturday, November 16 @ 7pm
Free Burma Rangers
Free Burma Rangers is a documentary film about a family who risks everything to bring hope to the front lines of war. It’s the incredible 20-year story of David and Karen Eubank and their mission to free the oppressed.